Sports minister Yashodhra Raje Scindia kicked off a controversy on Tuesday when she said international tennis star Sania Mirza demanded a make-up kit worth Rs 75,000 and a private jet to come down to Bhopal to attend the MP government’s sports award function.
Talking to newspersons, Scindia said Sania Mirza was invited as the chief guest but she put up her demands for the make-up kit and the private jet. Since the state government couldn’t meet the demands she didn’t come.
The function held to felicitate sportspersons of Madhya Pradesh was earlier to be held on November 28 but was finally held on Tuesday.
Sania Mirza, a member of Indian Aces, is likely to play an IPTL match against Japan Warriors in Kobe on Wednesday.
Attempts were made to seek Sania Mirza’s version through her Twitter account but there was no response to the query. Attempts were also made to contact her father who also works as her manager but there was no reply on his cell number.